Las Aves are like a gang from the future. Mysterious, avant-garde... Their first album, "Die In Shanghai" comes as a blazing manifesto, unveiling a resolutely new kind of pop. White clothing, tattoos and arty imagery all set the tone for a disconcertingly modern sound.
To make the album, the band brought together an exclusive team: the visionary Dan Levy (one half of the duo The Do) for the production, Indonesian artist Ferry Gouw (the creative brain behind Major Lazer) who designed their golden emblem, hyperrealist painter Jacques Parnel to create the cover, and American director Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys, Trash Talk, King Krule) to make the videos.
"We have a very clear idea of what our music should be, in terms of both sound and visuals. All the people working with us are artists that we admire, who have a unique and inventive vision."
The result is an ambitious album, unapologetically breaking with convention, where musical innovation meets the raw energy of an emotion set free. Art-Pop, Future Rock, Heavy R'n'B... call it what you will, there's really no way to describe this ingenious opus, whose 11 tracks hit you harder with every listen.
When the band goes on stage, they perform as if there's no tomorrow. Their animated presence brings another dimension to the album's hits, turning them quite suddenly into unstoppable monsters, crushing everything in their path. Their fiery energy is irresistible, and it's impossible not to embrace the electric harmony they've become known for, which they're now taking to the year's biggest festivals in both France and Europe.